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Pensioners & Veterans

Government Funding for Pensioners & Veterans for Hearing Tests, Hearing Aids & Hearing Aid Repairs

You may be eligible for Government-funded hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs if you have a:

  • Pensioner Concession Card;
  • Sickness Allowance from Centrelink;
  • DVA Gold Card (or White Card for hearing loss).

Or you are a:

  • dependant of a person in the above categories;
  • serving member of the Australian Defence Force.

Or if a:

  • Disability Employment Service has referred you.

Call Hearingworks, Kew today on 03 9817 7738, or visit us at our clinic at 91 Cotham Rd, Cotham Village, Kew, and we will help you with your application for Government-funded hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs.

Medicare

Medicare Rebates for Hearing Tests

You may be able to access Medicare rebates if you have a medical condition related to the ears which lasts six months or more. To be eligible for up to five audiology appointments in a calendar year, you will need to get a referral from your General Practitioner.

Call Hearingworks, Kew today on 03 9817 7738, or visit us at our clinic at 91 Cotham Rd, Cotham Village, Kew, if you would like to discuss funding assistance for hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs.

Private Health Insurance

Private Health Insurance for Hearing Tests, Hearing Aids & Hearing Aid Repairs

If “Extras” are included in your health insurance policy, you may be eligible for benefits for hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs. Please contact your health insurer directly to find out which benefits apply to you and notify your Audiologist.

Hearingworks - Benefits Private Health

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Notes and Disclaimer:

  1. Private health insurance information on the Hearingworks‘ website is intended as a guide only; Hearingworks is not responsible for the accuracy of the information.
  2. Private health insurance information was extracted from health fund websites and phone calls to health insurers in August 2016; the accuracy of information is dependent on the information made available by the fund.
  3. Waiting periods apply before you can claim your benefits. Some benefits increase with years of membership of the health insurer.

Call Hearingworks, Kew today on 03 9817 7738, or visit us at our clinic at 91 Cotham Rd, Cotham Village, Kew, if you would like to discuss funding assistance for hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs.

Medical Expenses Tax Offset

Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset for Hearing Aids

Whilst the Australian Government is phasing out the net medical expenses tax offset, the offset will continue to be available for taxpayers with out-of-pocket medical expenses relating to disability aids until 1 July 2019. Please contact the Australian Tax Office (ATO) or your accountant to find out whether you are eligible for a tax offset for hearing aids.

Call Hearingworks, Kew today on 03 9817 7738, or visit us at our clinic at 91 Cotham Rd, Cotham Village, Kew, if you would like to discuss funding assistance for hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs.

WorkCover

WorkCover Funding for Hearing Tests, Hearing Aids & Hearing Aid Repairs

If you have a hearing loss that you believe was caused by exposure to excessive noise in your workplace, you may be eligible for WorkCover funding for hearing tests, hearing aids, hearing aid repairs and/or a lump sum payment.

Call Hearingworks, Kew today on 03 9817 7738, or visit us at our clinic at 91 Cotham Rd, Cotham Village, Kew, if you would like to discuss WorkCover funding assistance for hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme for Hearing Tests, Hearing Aids & Hearing Aid Repairs

You may be eligible for funding for hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you meet the following requirements:

  • You have a permanent hearing loss that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities;
  • You are aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme;
  • You are an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa, or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.

Please note that the NDIS is being introduced progressively across Australia and will become available in Boroondara, Manningham, Monash & Whitehorse from the 1st of November 2017.

Call Hearingworks, Kew today on 03 9817 7738, or visit us at our clinic at 91 Cotham Rd, Cotham Village, Kew, if you would like to discuss NDIS funding assistance for hearing tests, hearing aids and hearing aid repairs.